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Forest Kindergarten

Our Forest Kindergarten provides young children with the opportunity to explore and engage with the outdoors and with others. Following a play-based, emergent learning approach, we strive to give our students a predictable rhythm that allows them to be comfortable and empowered with enough flexibility to pursue individual interests. 

Based on the German model of Waldkindergartens, the BMS Forest Kindergarten students spend the entire morning outdoors in all types of weather.

Our Daily Rhythm

9:00-9:20: Arrival and Settling In-Students arrive and engage in small group activities.

9:20-9:40: Morning Circle- Songs, instruments, plans for the day.

9:40-9:50: Bathroom and Packing Up

9:50-11:45: Hike, Snack and Activities on the Trail

11:45: Closing Circle and Goodbyes

2018 Program Information

This program is for children ages 4 to 6 years old and meets on Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The class is led by Early Learning teacher, Jenni Heartway, who worked at a Forest Kindergarten School before joining BMS.

Fall Session 1: September 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6

Fall Session 2: October 13, 20 and November 3, 10, 17

The cost for this program is $125 for one session, or $200 for both sessions. To register, email or call the office.

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